Giving back to the community is something that the Frenship Middle School Student Council is passionate about. When the opportunity arose to volunteer, the students jumped at the chance to serve.

“Our Student Council feels that the more you give to the community, the more you get in return through character building. That is why volunteering is important,” said student Jaydn Sedberry, a member of the 8th grade Leadership Team.

The Student Council group at Frenship Middle School has 81 total members. To accommodate for the size, the group split up to volunteer on different days at the South Plains Food Bank. The initiative of volunteering outreach is to prepare for the annual U Can Share Food Drive that Frenship Middle School participates in each year.

“While at the food bank, they split us into two groups. One group worked on bagging frozen peaches for the holiday food boxes that will be handed out in December. The other group built 360 boxes of dry goods to be distributed to families,” said Tinese Ammons, Student Council Sponsor.

Frenship ISD is committed to exhibiting The Frenship Way as a district by our servant leadership, instilling positive behaviors in our students and staff, and serving our community at every opportunity.

The Frenship Way SERVE Model stands for:

Smile – Greet and welcome everyone with a smile, make eye contact, say please and thank you

Engage – Connect with others, listen intently, ask clarifying questions

Respect – Be sincere, be considerate of others, be kind

Volunteer – Go the extra mile, help people in need, be proactive

Encourage – Speak enthusiastically, give your best, inspire others

Eighth grade Leadership Team member, Brealynn Lowe, believes it is important to go the extra mile to serve those in need. Implementing the Frenship Way is something that comes naturally to the FMS Student Council group.

“FMS is very service oriented, so the idea of helping our community really inspired us,” said Lowe.

Ammons is proud of the students’ hard work and positive attitudes while serving.

“The students felt good about the work they did and many asked if they could go back and do it again! The food bank volunteer coordinator commented on how hard they worked and how respectful they were and told them they were welcome to come back anytime,” said Ammons.

The outreach isn’t over yet, and the group will continue to make visits to the South Plains Food Bank.

“Our student council typically does one more volunteer trip in January where we take students who contributed during our U Can Share Food Drive so that they can see where their donations went and how they are helping others in our community,” said Ammons.

There will be a Frenship Middle School Thanksgiving Lunch on November 9th where donations will be accepted for the FMS U Can Share Drive.

“We are hoping that this experience builds an awareness and empathy of those who are less fortunate in our community,” said Ammons.

Way to go, Student Council! Frenship is proud of your servant’s heart.